Srinagar, April 30 : Meteorological department here on Sunday forecast “erratic” weather in Jammu and Kashmir April 7.
“A brief spell of rain may occur in the evening at some places today, although chances are less,” a MeT official here said.
On May 1, he said, mainly clear weather is expected while a brief spell of rain/thunderstorm may occur at a few places towards late afternoon or evening(60% chance) .
From May 2- 3, he said widespread light to moderate rain (light snow over higher reaches)//thunderstorm with hailstorm and gusty winds at few places during the period.
Overall weather is very likely to remain erratic between May 2 to 7
Regarding temperature, he said, Srinagar recorded a low of 10.5°C against 7.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.2°C above normal for the summer capital.
Qazigund, he said, recorded a low of 7.8°C against 7.2°C on the previous night and it was normal for the gateway town of Kashmir.
Pahalgam, he said, recorded a low of 2.2°C against 3.8°C on previous night and it was 2.2°C below normal for the famous tourist resort in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Kokernag recorded a low of 8.8°C against 6.4°C on the previous night and it was 0.8°C below normal for the place, the officials said.
Gulmarg recorded a low of 1.0°C against minus 0.5°C on previous night and it was 3.2°C below normal for the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, he said.
In Kupwara town, he said, the mercury settled at 8.8°C against 6.4°C on the previous night and it was 1.0°C above normal for the north Kashmir area.
Jammu recorded a low of 19.6°C against 19.7°C on the previous night. It was 2.3°C below normal for J&K’s winter capital, he said.
Banihal, he said, recorded a low of 8.9°C (0.8°C below normal), Batote 10.2°C (1.8°C below normal), Katra 17.3°C (1.6°C below normal) and Bhadarwah 8.4°C (0.5°C below normal). Ladakh’s Leh and Kargil recorded a low of minus 0.3°C and 3.8°C respectfully, the official said.